Christian Freedom International Among First of Nonprofits to Participate in Giving Library
Contact: Ben Duff, Christian Freedom International, 906-253-2336
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Aug. 15, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based ministry that supports persecuted Christians around the world, is one of the first selected nonprofit organizations to participate in the Giving Library, an innovative project being launched by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
The Library, which has been officially released today, is an online resource for philanthropists that seek detailed information about 501(c)(3) charities and ways to support their causes. To help donors make informed decisions about strategic, charitable giving, the Library features video interviews with key leaders of participating organizations, as well as short-format videos that provide an overview of the organization's work. Donors also have the ability to contact organizations directly through the Library's Connection Center feature.
For CFI, a ministry that has been assisting persecuted Christians for more than two and a half decades, the invitation to participate in the initial launch of the Giving Library proves to be an invaluable opportunity to raise widespread awareness of the growing crisis of persecution. "We so appreciate being a part of this wonderful project," says Robert Sweet, Vice President of Christian Freedom International. "We sincerely hope that ... this effort will enhance the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands, around the world whose voices are heard only through small organizations like CFI. The objective... is to reach the increasing number of Christians who are being killed, driven from their homelands, and deprived of life sustaining support. CFI stands with these brothers and sisters in Christ as they suffer persecution for their faith."
In addition to raising awareness of persecution through political advocacy and social media, CFI delivers humanitarian aid to the persecuted through a network of indigenous pastors and co-workers in countries such as Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. Throughout the course of its work, the organization has established numerous schools, orphanages, and medical clinics, as well as a highly successful microenterprise program that enables persecuted artisans to profit from the resale of their quality handcrafts in the United States.
To learn more about the Giving Library and how to assist CFI's mission to the persecuted, visit www.givinglibrary.org/organizations/christian-freedom-international.